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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-13-2011, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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RO filter system

So i have been away from the forums for quite some time... and unfortunatly in that time I couldnt keep up with my water changes as i used to (super busy summer). But As a result of my towns horribly Hard water source and evoporation concentrating it in my tank my CRS have suffered and died off... (cant explain how frustrated it makes me)
Sooooo.... I have decided to not play around anymore and go with a R/O filer system. But im totally new to the RO game. and i'm clueless in what i should be looking for.

I have a 13.3 gal tank, and eheim classic 2211 currently
And if it helps any 2x24watt T5 HO, and paintball CO2 at ~2 bps

any sugestions? advice?
im not really lookin to spend a rediculose amout of $ either... haha

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I just purchased this 60 GPD system and they're having free shipping so it was a pretty good deal. Unit came well packaged and seems to be very well put together. Had no leaks when I hooked it up.

I was going to purchase a unit from The Filter Guys but they do charge shipping which adds significant cost($32 in my case) but I hear they have excellent service.

Finally, SpectraPure's website sells RO membranes for dirt cheap. If you want to upgrade your system you could buy the 60GPD system and pop in a 90 or 100GPD membrane for only $35 more.

Edit: Another option is to find a place that sells bottled RO/DI water. I have a place that allows you to refill a 5 gallon bottle for $1.35. Since you have a small tank that could also be an economical option.
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